Location:Tualatin, Oregon, United States
Margaret’s personal blog:
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Grocery bags – brought reusable bags
Starbucks cup – brought my own mug
Total items collected: 32
Total weight: 6.4 ounces
2 bubble mailers – from etsy orders
2 pieces of bubble wrap from an etsy order
Styrofoam takeout container
Packaging from a Gaiam order
Burgerville cup and lid
4 liners from cracker/cookie boxes (cleaning out my snack drawer at work)
Frozen pizza wrapper
4 straws – lots of eating out lately
String cheese wrapper
Netflix envelope seal tape
2 silica gel packets from supplement bottles
Plastic envelope from a Papyrus card
Plastic envelope from an etsy order
2 produce stickers/tags
VerMints tin wrapper
Lip gloss tube wrapper
2 supplement bottle lid seals
Lid seal ring from ice cream container
What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?
What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?
What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
Debating if I should go with a metal straw or glass straw, but I promise to order one this weekend.
What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?